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Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Full-Day Tour

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    Your day trip starts with hotel pickup by minivan in Rotorua, then travels south through farmland and forests on a 20-minute drive to Wai-O-Tapu, the North Island’s geothermal wonderland. 
    Step out to experience New Zealand’s most extensive volcanic marvel as you follow a clearly defined footpath that skirts a series of colorful hot springs, such as the Champagne Pool and the Mud Pool — a remnant of a mud volcano. Watch the daily eruption of the Lady Knox geyser while your guide informs your small group about the Mt Tarawera eruption, responsible for creating the spectacular thermal park.
    Then depart for a short drive to the Waimangu volcanic valley. Your vehicle stops at Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Rotokakahi (Green Lake), two picturesque spots in the Bay of Plenty region. Visit the Buried Village of Te Wairoa, the site of a missionary-established Maori village that was destroyed in the 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera. 
    Finish with a bush walk to a waterfall and the Lake Tarawera lookout for photo ops before your full-day tour ends with transport back to your Rotorua hotel.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Highly recommend this tour as a great way to explore fascinating thermal Rotorua. We did the full day tour, which is a good option because the Buried Village is a very interesting stop in the afternoon. Our guide Brian was a big highlight of the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank cassiekp
    Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

    We book this tour is part of our New Zealand itinerary. KIA was our driver and her guide but we ended up calling her Lady Kay of the North Island.We booked this tour is part of our New Zealand itinerary. Kay was our driver and...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank BexD139
    Reviewed February 12, 2019

    Our family of three did the full day tour and Linda was our guide. We were fortunate to be the only ones on the bus that day so got a very personalized tour. The pacing of the day was relaxed but we saw everything we...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    1  Thank John I
    Reviewed November 14, 2018

    We were in Rotorua for part of our honeymoon tour around New Zealand. We did the full-day eco-thermal tour and had Linda as our guide. I can't recommend this more highly. Linda was an amazing guide. We saw so many of the wonderful thermal sights...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Jamie O
    brianwX6999OO, Manager at Elite Adventures Rotorua Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2018

    Hi JamieO Thank you for taking time out of your day to review your time with Elite Adventures. Elite Adventures is fortunate to have Linda apart of our team, and I will ensure she sees your kind comments. Having the flexibility of being in a...More

    Reviewed November 9, 2018

    My husband and I were in Rotorua for 3 nights, and joined this full-day tour at the end of Oct. Linda was our guide, and she was absolutely outstanding. She was very knowledgeable about the area and the Maori culture. We had a full day...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Bichon_ELJ
    brianwX6999OO, Manager at Elite Adventures Rotorua Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2018

    Hi Bichon_ELJ Thank you for taking time out of your day to review your time with Elite Adventures. Elite Adventures is fortunate to have Linda apart of our team, and I will ensure she sees your kind comments. Having the flexibility of being in a...More

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